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Top 100 Quotes About Ancient Times

#1. You have not studied the histories of ancient times, and perhaps know not the life that breathes in them; a soul of beauty and wisdom which had penetrated my heart of hearts. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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#2. I thought about ancient times when we didn't have electric light. People were slaves to the ebb and the flow of the light cycle. Good Morning and Good Night represents one light cycle. - Author: Malik Yusef
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#3. I remember," someone said, "how in ancient times one could turn a wolf into a human and then lecture it to one's heart's content. - Author: Charles Simic
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#4. Since ancient times artists and architects have seen in the golden mean the most aesthetically satisfying geometric ratio. - Author: Stephen M. Barr
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#5. Since ancient times, philosophers have maintained that to strive too hard for one's own happiness is self-defeating. - Author: Peter Singer
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#6. That is what you want?" he asked. "That is what I need. There is a difference, Thanos. But be sure, I will not be an easy Ancient. And this life I offer, it is not for the faint of heart." "Luckily for you, I do not faint easily, and have been told countless times I possess no heart." The - Author: Ella Frank
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#7. And so, from such early times human beings have had Love for one another inborn in them -- Love, reassembler of our ancient nature, who tries to make one out of two and to heal human nature. - Author: Plato
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#8. I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me. - Author: Isabel Allende
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#9. In ancient British times, the whole country belonged to tribes, and the tribes owned their several districts. At the head of each tribe was the chief. - Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
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#10. Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these. - Author: Ovid
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#11. Winter always turns into Spring. Never, from ancient times on, has anyone heard or seen of winter turning back to autumn. - Author: Nichiren
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#12. We extol ancient things, regardless of our own times.
[Lat., Vetera extollimus recentium incuriosi.] - Author: Tacitus
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#13. In ancient times, determinism rested on a belief in an omniscient God. Today, it is not old-time religion, but, rather, our culture's newfound faith - science - that challenges the belief in free will. - Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz
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#14. There is no greater motor for architecture than religious fervor. Ancient examples include the Inca, Aztec Egyptian civilizations. In more recent times, Christianity gave rise to the Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the European middle ages and Islam produced the wonders of the Ottoman Empire. - Author: Helen Grant Ross
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#15. In ancient times, bodily strength and dexterity, being of greater use and importance in war, was also much more esteemed and valued, than at present ... In short, the different ranks of men are, in a great measure, regulated by riches. - Author: David Hume
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#16. In ancient times men fought with their right arms and defended with their left arms ... the right side of the body was considered masculine and the left side feminine. - Author: Manly Hall
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#17. We are not clear as to the role in life of these chemicals; nor are we clear as to the role of the physician. You know, of course, that in ancient times there was no clear distinction between priest and physician. - Author: Alan Watts
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#18. Ignorance of nature's ways led people in ancient times to invent gods to lord it over every aspect of human life. - Author: Stephen Hawking
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#19. Prudent men are wont to say
and this not rashly or without good ground
that he who would foresee what has to be should reflect on what has been, for everything that happens in the world at any time has genuine resemblance to what happened in ancient times.
Machiavelli - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#20. Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory. - Author: Giraldus Cambrensis
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#21. At times, look back towards your ancient days, drink deep from the eternal fountain of wisdom long gone, and then look ahead. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#22. History of India From Ancient Times to the 20th Century by William W. Hunter - Author: William W. Hunter
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#23. Spying has always gone on since ancient times. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#24. Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of metaphor that points to the transformation of human consciousness. There are parables in the New Testament that speak of the importance of being awake, of not falling back to sleep. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#25. When we speak of ancient times, Rud Elalle, we find in our words things far nearer to hand, and all those emotions we imagined new, blazing with our youth, we find to be ancient beyond imagining. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#26. Should one point out that from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end? - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#27. Let ancient times delight other folk, I rejoice that I was not born till now. - Author: Ovid
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#28. The pursuit of knowledge is an intoxicant, a lure that scientists and explorers have known from ancient times; indeed, exhilaration in the pursuit of knowledge is part of what has kept our species so adaptive. - Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
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#29. This great circle of sisters will be a protection for each of you and for your families. The Relief Society might be likened to a refuge- the place of safety and protection- the sanctuary of ancient times. You will be safe within it. It encircles each sister like a protecting wall. - Author: Boyd K. Packer
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#30. The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part. - Author: Richard Stallman
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#31. I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest sentiment, and the need to purge ourselves at certain times, which is ancient. Men would live at least five or six more years and not have ulcers if they could cry better. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#32. Rising Sun jostles hard to evaporate doom filled clouds;hovering ancient land. - Author: Aniruddha Sastikar
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#33. Beyond the mythology, Wonder Woman gets to play with several dichotomies. It's Amazon culture versus man's world; ancient mythological times versus the contemporary world; and, of course, all the male and female issues. - Author: Bruce Timm
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#34. In Germany, a new sect shall be born which shall renew ancient pagan times. - Author: Nostradamus
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#35. From ancient to modern times, the human animal knows how to find fighting. - Author: Brad Meltzer
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#36. I was always fascinated, even as a child, by antiques and ancient times. I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture. - Author: Margaret O'Brien
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#37. It's no accident that of all the monuments left of the Greco- Roman culture the biggest is the ballpark, the Colosseum, the YankeeStadium of ancient times. - Author: Red Smith
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#38. Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them. - Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
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#39. In ancient times the ritual, mythological and doctrinal aspects of spiritual space were predominant. - Author: Tom Turner
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#40. In our corruption we perceive beauties unrevealed to ancient times. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#41. What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#42. In ancient times they sacrificed the virgins. Men were not about to sacrifice the sluts! - Author: Bill Maher
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#43. We tend to think of the problems of globalization and cultural identity as peculiar to our times. In fact they are rooted in ancient problems of civic belonging. - Author: Mark Kingwell
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#44. It's a perfect moment to quietly meditate on the cosmic Great Mother who can inspire us all; the divine, feminine Spirit of nurturance known as The Goddess, so revered in ancient times and being rediscovered by women today. - Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
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#45. In ancient times the greatest of the prophets were great musicians. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#46. Doctors of ancient times used to recommend reading to their patients as a physical exercise on an equal level as walking, running, or ball-playing. - Author: Jean Leclercq
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#47. Saints and mystics, revelations, origin myths, and heroes' journeys, as well as ethical and spiritual guidelines, speak to us from ancient times and far-flung lands and peoples. - Author: Sandra Harner
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#48. Ancient texts, he believed, could illuminate customary practices in his own times; conversely, current practices influenced his interpretation of the classics. - Author: Dorothy Ko
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#49. I understand that you believe that it works,' said Thrower patiently. 'But everything in the world is either science or miracles. Miracles came from God in the ancient times, but those times are over. Today if we wish to change the world, it isn't magic but science that will give us our tools. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#50. HANNAH: Don't let Bernard get to you. It's only performance art, you know. Rhetoric, they used to teach it in ancient times, like PT. It's not about being right, they had philosophy for that. Rhetoric was their chat show. Bernard's indignation is a sort of aerobics for when he gets on television. - Author: Tom Stoppard
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#51. In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. - Author: Walter Scott
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#52. In very ancient times of human evolution upon earth, humanity's revelation in word and sound was not differentiated in song and speech, but they were one. - Author: Rudolf Steiner
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#53. Primitive times are lyrical, ancient times epical, modern times dramatic. The ode sings of eternity, the epic imparts solemnity tohistory, the drama depicts life. The characteristic of the first poetry is ingeniousness, of the second, simplicity, of the third, truth. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#54. May we not suspect that the vague but very real fears of children, which are quite independent of experience, are the inherited effects of real dangers and abject superstitions during ancient savage times? - Author: Charles Darwin
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#55. The mask possesses equal levels of sorcery and functionality. It has been both handed down from ancient times with darkness and sent back from the future with light. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#56. When not working, I use a lot of treatments; from ancient casero - honey, avocado, stuff like that - other times, I buy ones you leave on for a few minutes. I don't blow dry my hair ever unless for work; I'd rather go for the natural look. - Author: Kate Del Castillo
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#57. Even in prosperous times the living robbed the dead - Author: Jocelyn Murray
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#58. Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#59. Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio, believed that sound waves never completely die away, that they persist, fainter and fainter, masked by the day-to-day noise of the world. Marconi thought that if he could only invent a microphone powerful enough, he would be able to listen to ancient times. - Author: Hari Kunzru
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#60. In Europe we have the "loss of self" motif clearly illustrated in the whirl dances of the Russians sects of the Molokani in Armenia ... All the countries that bordered the Meditteranean in ancient times, and the less remote sections of Asia as well, appear to have had whirl dances. - Author: Curt Sachs
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#61. In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#62. Since the most ancient times, all men, and particularly those who endeavored in the practice of medicine, have brought closer together two natural phenomena of capital importance: illness or fever and fermentation. - Author: Louis Pasteur
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#63. In ancient times, people said that imperfect moves to becoming perfect. Are these words vain? No! Truly, by gaining Unity you come to Perfection! - Author: Laozi
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#64. Since ancient times, sacred texts from around the world foretold about a time period in human history when a mighty demi-god would appear on earth. Whether we call this figure Perseus, Krishna, or Messiah, he is epitomized in the figure of Jesus Christ - the modern equivalent of which is Superman! - Author: Eli Of Kittim
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#65. Many times man lives and dies
Betweeen his two eternities,
That of race and that of soul,
And ancient Ireland knew it all.
Whether man die in his bed
Or the rifle knocks him dead - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#66. Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison. - Author: Heinrich Heine
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#67. Myth isn't about factual or historical truth, but about a deeper truth. In ancient times, people saw myth in a very different light - as a vehicle that can transmit and carry a subtlety and richness of experience that simply cannot be conveyed by linear, conceptual forms of language. - Author: Adyashanti
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#68. The Bible condemns the use of any substance which alters or distorts our thinking (including alcohol, which was the most common drug in ancient times). - Author: Billy Graham
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#69. Is it not true that in ancient times the worst punishment of all was not death, but banishment? - Author: Jean Said Makdisi
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#70. Unlike modern military codes, ancient texts are almost never purposely misleading, purposely scrambled ... indeed, literacy was so uncommon until classical times that the very writing of a message sufficed to keep it from almost everybody. - Author: E. J. W. Barber
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#71. In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men (and women) of flesh and blood. - Author: Richard M. Nixon
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#72. In the ancient times, bards went around singing the epics, which were storehouses of philosophy. - Author: Amish Tripathi
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#73. As the histories of ancient and modern democracies illustrate, the pressure of political movement in times of war, civil commotion, or general anxiety pushes in the direction of authority, not away from it. - Author: Robert Heilbroner
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#74. In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies. - Author: Stephen Leacock
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#75. She's an old lady from times back. Her clothes have the smell of her sheep and that rusty smell of the ancient trunk in which she keeps her things. - Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
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#76. Since ancient times, people from throughout Asia have brought to Japan their talents, knowledge and energy, helping to lay the basis for Japan's existence as a country. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#77. It's the ancient instinct: In times of great danger, be wary of strangers. Trust no one outside your circle. But there's another instinct, far older, as old as life itself, nearly impossible for the human mind to override: Protect the young at all costs. Preserve the future." - Vosch - Author: Rick Yancey
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#78. In ancient times music was the foundation of all the sciences. Education was begun with music with the persuasion that nothing could be expected of a man who was ignorant of music. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#79. It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times. - Author: William Prynne
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#80. 'Elixir' means magical potion, so I wanted to depict the kind of bottle that was used in ancient times, but that looked modern and chic as well. I also wanted it to have a golden tint to evoke the memories of sands and sunsets. - Author: Shakira
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#81. The Hindus have worshipped from ancient times the baby Krishna in the arms of Virgin Devaki just as the Roman catholics [sic] worship Madona [sic] with baby Christ. - Author: Swami Abhedananda
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#82. Now as at all times I can see in the mind's eye, In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky With all their ancient faces like rain- beaten stones, And all their helms of silver hovering. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#83. Launches the reader into a story of science and ancient mystery that will blow your mind: [From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston] - Author: Douglas Preston
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#84. Take her home. And-"
"Say nothing- yes, yes, I heard you the first seven hundred times," Myrnin said, much too sharply. "I'm ancient. I'm not deaf. - Author: Rachel Caine
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#85. Pickover's lively, provocative travel guide takes readers into the fascinating realm of mystic math, from perfectly strange numbers to fractured geometries and other curious nooks and crannies of ancient worlds and modern times. - Author: Ivars Peterson
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#86. In evil times, when public virtue has left the earth, ancient writings are of little account, and no one cares to disturb the silence of the libraries. - Author: Joseph-Arthur De Gobineau
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#87. Gold and iron at the present day, as in ancient times, are the rulers of the world; and the great events in the world of mineral art are not the discovery of new substances, but of new and rich localities of old ones. - Author: William Whewell
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#88. Even in ancient times, people would unite to a beat. Now we have the internet and events worldwide, our frequency can be shared. Everyone can express themselves to the planet. - Author: David Guetta
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#89. In ancient times people mistook us for gods, but we peculiars are no less mortal than common folk. Time loops merely delay the inevitable, and the price we pay for using them is hefty - an irrevocable divorce from the ongoing present. - Author: Ransom Riggs
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#90. Great Inititates are characterized less by their cosmic wisdom than by the deep knowledge that they are endless beginners at all times, with an infinity of things to learn - Author: Alan Richardson
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#91. In ancient times, those who followed the Way did not try to give people knowledge thereof, but kept them ignorant. - Author: Laozi
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#92. When we spend money on others, for example, we feel more content than when we spend money on ourselves. This is a kind of well-being rooted in meaning, connection, and equanimity - called eudaimonia by the ancient Greeks and in modern times perhaps called "inner" or "true" happiness. - Author: Daniel J. Siegel
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#93. And he realized then that he had not lost all those times in the training square because he lacked the skill, or the strength, or even a hand. He had lacked the will. And somewhere on the South Wind, somewhere in the trackless ice, somewhere in this ancient ruin, he had found it. - Author: Joe Abercrombie
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#94. He constructed a road from Gaur to the river Indus," says Mushtaqui, but it is more likely that Sher Shah only repaired and realigned the road, for there had been a highway along that grid from ancient times. - Author: Abraham Eraly
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#95. Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society - as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times. - Author: David Bohm
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#96. I loved Aphrodite from the first and steeped myself in her legends. My mother told me that in ancient times her rituals were bloody and cruel, but I only half believed it. - Author: Erica Jong
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#97. Science is no inexorable march to truth, mediated by the collection of objective information and the destruction of ancient superstition. Scientists, as ordinary human beings, unconsciously reflect in their theories the social and political constraints of their times. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#98. Look at every Zion society from ancient times to present, and you find at its center love for others. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#99. Being gay was a bit like the Olympics: It disappeared in ancient times, and then they brought it back in the twentieth century. - Author: Nick Hornby
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#100. From ancient times, the core idea of the soul is the soul is the capacity to integrate different functions into a single being or into a single person. The soul is what holds us all together: what connects our will and our minds and our bodies and connects us to God. - Author: John Ortberg
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